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International condemnation of the “use of lethal force” in Burma

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On Saturday, America, France, and the United Nations condemned the use of force by the security forces in Rome against the demonstrators against the recent military coup in the country.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, condemned on Saturday night the “use of lethal force” in Burma, where security forces opened fire on Saturday against anti-coup protesters, killing two people.

“I condemn the use of lethal violence in Burma,” Guterres wrote on Twitter, adding that “the use of lethal force, intimidation, and harassment against peaceful protesters is unacceptable.”

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Saturday that the United States was “deeply concerned” about reports of Myanmar security forces shooting demonstrators, continuing arrests, and harassment of demonstrators.

“We stand with the people of Burma,” Price added on Twitter.

Emergency workers said two people were killed in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against the February 1 military coup, marking the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of demonstrations.

The French Foreign Ministry said Saturday that France strongly condemns the Myanmar security forces’ violence against the peaceful demonstrators, which resulted in the deaths of several people.

“The violence perpetrated in Mandalay today is unacceptable,” the ministry said in a statement.

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